Mike Wallace has been suspended indefinitely after breaking NASCAR’s member conduct guidelines. In NASCAR’s public release on the matter, they state that Wallace violated member conduct guidelines in an unknown, and presumably now deleted, social media post. Any post “that criticizes, ridicules, or otherwise disparages another person based upon that person’s race, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, or handicapping condition,” breaks the guideline.
Mike Wallace did not stay away from social media after his suspension, though. On Saturday, Wallace, who has updated his Facebook career title to “former NASCAR driver,” posted his thoughts on Bubba Wallace. Bubba Wallace has also been the center of political conversations, as he gives his thoughts on Twitter frequently. In Saturday’s Facebook post, Mike Wallace writes that he is “a lot confused” on the difference between the two drivers’ presentation of political opinions and the resulting repercussions. The post mentions Bubba Wallace’s tweet that illustrates his frustration with people telling him to “leave politics out of NASCAR.”
Bubba Wallace is adamant in his strong support for the “Black Lives Matter” movement and fight for social justice. Mike Wallace writes, “I’m a lot confused, this is ok for Bubba Wallace to say but others can’t make viewpoints,” referring to his recent suspension due to his own presumably political posts.
Other Posts By Mike Wallace
Mike Wallace regularly posts his political views on social media. Earlier this summer, he shared Matt Wallace’s images of a “Bad A– helmet” with President Trump decals. The helmet has the words “No snowflake express,” coupled with a Trump train zooming across the side. Donald Trump’s face is visible on the back of the specially-designed helmet.
The post that led to Wallace’s suspension is now deleted, but many other political posts appear on his Facebook page. Posts give support for Trump as well as opposition to the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement are on his public account.
The indefinite suspension requires Wallace to “perform sensitivity training as directed by NASCAR before his reinstatement,” the press release adds. Though, his newly updated Facebook career title stating “former NASCAR driver,” leads fans wondering if the driver will return at all.